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BlackBerry Apps for Chinese New Year 2012

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Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! or should I say Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! Hopes are up for the country as Filipinos join the Chinese community in welcoming the “Year of the Water Dragon,” which is predicted to ring in a string of luck for many local industries and particularly boost tourism and foreign investments.

Blackberry gets you started with this string of luck.

Did you know that there are two distinct cultural traditions of Dragons: the European and Chinese Dragon? Fire up your BlackBerry smartphone with BlackBerry App World to welcome the auspicious Dragon during this Chinese New Year!

Download Chinese Zodiac to read about your fortune for 2012 and it might just boost your red packets! Oh no, a relative gave you a red packet in foreign currency? Use XE Currency to find out how much the red packet is really worth! Now that you’re done with red packet collections, entertain yourself with Chinese Checkers or Mahjong to avoid conversation with the nosey aunt. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac is a Chinese astrology and horoscope application that converts your western birth date to Chinese lunar birth date and finds out your animal sign, giving you a detailed report that includes your health, career, relationships and lucky numbers!

This app costs USD 2.99 and can be downloaded from BlackBerry App World.

XE Currency

Convert more than 180 currencies on-the-go with the XE Currency converter for your BlackBerry smartphone! With live up-to-the-minute rates, this currency calculator is simple, powerful, and best of all, FREE!

XE Currency is free and can be downloaded from BlackBerry App World.

Chinese Checkers

Chinese checkers is a popular family board game that can be played by two to six people. The objective of the game is to place one’s pieces in the corner opposite their starting position of a pitted hexagram by single moves or jumps over other pieces.

This app costs USD 2.99 and can be downloaded from BlackBerry App World.

Mahjong for PlayBook


Mahjong is a classic Chinese tile game usually played by 4 players. This is the solitaire version where you try to match pairs of unblocked tiles while you attempt to clear the board. Mahjong has several different tiles sets to choose from, including celtic, hieroglyphics, flags and playing cards.

This app is free and can be downloaded from BlackBerry App World.

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